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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Mackenzie Caquatto struggled in two events as an all-arounder in Floridas win Saturday at UCLA. Read the story on page 16.#GatorFollowTrain boosts morale among Gators@UFlorida joined in on Jan. 3, pg 3. Class graduates from online shelter medicine programAbout 30 veterinarians and vet students graduated, pg 5. As California changes laws, UF transgender policies evolvingUF has some unisex restrooms, pg 8. 70 /42 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 78 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014Cassidy Whitson / AlligatorUnshakenShawama Jean-Gilles, 20, Sarasha Guillaume, 19, and Roldyne Dolce, 18, look onto a ceremony honoring Haitian earthquake victims. Monday marked the four-year anniversary of the disaster. Read the story on page 5. HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND LATER COMMITTED SUICIDE, POLICE SAY. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police is investigating both a suspected murder that took place early Monday in a parking garage at North Florida Regional Medical Center and a subsequent suicide. call reporting a dead woman on the third GPD news release. Wilsey of Bronson, Fla., dead in her car, likely from a stab wound to her torso, according to the release. Police reported that Walker Gage Wilsey, 46, the womans estranged husband, attacked Casey Renee Wilsey in her The department asked several Florida law enforcement agencies to check out the Police Department discovered Wilsey dead at a home in Daytona Beach, according to the release. Police reported he committed suicide. UF criminology senior C.J. Wittus said he was on his way to AT&T to meet his managers when he noticed something was off. From 62nd Street to Interstate 75, there was a cop on every single corner, he said.Woman found dead in local hospital parking garageC AMPUS MONIQUE HERNANDEZ and ELLEN KIRKNESSAlligator Contributing WritersAs the demand for counseling services increases, the UF Counseling & Wellness Center has developed new ways to serve the needs of the Student Body. creased the number of individual annual counseling sessions by the demand, but theyve also looked to technology CWC clinical psychologist Jennifer Alonso said the center typically has a waiting list twice a year. Midway through both the Fall and Spring semesters, counselors usually reach workload capacity and begin a waiting list, which they try to cap at 50 students to ensure that everyone receiving treatment receives an adequate number of sessions. That is our gut problem, associate director Shari Robinson said. Once we get to the end of the semester, we get saturated. All of our counselors are completely full. She said the average full-time counselor UF counseling center balances demand, staff SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgStudents can expect to dole out extra cash for the upcoming Summer B semester after UFs fee committee voted to increase student fees. Jeanna Mastrodicasa, assistant vice president of student affairs for UF and chair of the universitys fee committee, said the activity and service fee was raised 84 cents, and the student health fee was raised 82 cents. The athletic fee wasnt changed. Mastrodicasa said the extra revenue from student fees is largely going toward raises for faculty. While some UF personnel are paid through state funding, salaries of employees at campus organizations like GatorWell and the Department of Recreational Sports are made up of fees. years, the university mandated that all cent salary bump for auxiliary staff effective in October but that meant the organizations had to come up with the cash on their own. Its just the way that the money works, Mastrodicasa said. Its part of running a business. Along with the required raises, she said fees were also raised because of a Student fees to increase this Summer SEE FEES, P A GE 4 SEE THERAPY, P A GE 4 There was a cop on every single corner.C.J. WittusUF criminology seniorMastrodicasa Alonso


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 55/32 PARTLY CLOUDY 63/31 SUNNY 51/33 SUNNY 62/31 RAIN 70/42 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 78 based exhibits year-round, sponsored by UF Student Government. The museum is located at 3215 Hull Road, just south of the Southwest Recreation Center in the UF Cultural Plaza. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. See deceptive butterflies at the Florida Museums Butterfly Rainforest Visit the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 to discover a variety of butterflies that deceive to survive as part of the theme Mimicry, the World of Deception. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend releases at 3 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card receive free admission.CORRECTIONA photo caption in Mondays Alligator misidentified Boomer the pitbull, who is not a rescue or a adoptable dog, but actually a longtime pet. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENINGGoliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel Come out to Little Hall, Room 121, at 5 p.m. to hear journalist Max Blumenthal discuss his new book, Goliath. The event is hosted by UF Society of Professional Journalists. Cinema Verde seeks eco-fair vendors Cinema Verdes fifth annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival is seeking vendors for its eco-fair, which will be held on Feb. 15. The festival features more than 30 films on topics including food, water, waste, energy, animals, sustainable life, business and government. Vendor applications and information are available online or via email at Fourth Annual Run for Your Heart 5K On Feb. 2, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Heart is hosting a 5K to encourage cardiovascular fitness in the community as part of American Heart Awareness Month. The run starts at 8 a.m. at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Registration is $15 before the race or $20 the morning of. All proceeds go toward the organizations efforts to provide blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to the Gainesville community. For more registration information, go to the events Facebook page or email ASPOperationHeart@ High-end thrifts at an affordable price Join Pledge 5 Foundation for cheese and wine at its grand opening of Thrift 5 Boutique Friday at 4 p.m. Thrift 5 Boutique is a thrift store dedicated to bringing you second-hand, high-end antiques and artwork at an affordable price. The store is located at 18b SW Second Ave. Hours of operation will be Wednesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to midnight. For more information, visit Trouble the Waters film screening and symposium Producer and filmmaker Tia Lessin will present a public screening Wednesday of her film, Trouble the Waters, which focuses on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina, at Pugh Hall at 6 p.m. Following the movie, she will answer questions about the films creation and production as well as the social impacts of the hurricane in New Orleans and throughout the Southeast. The event will be followed by a reception. She will also present a symposium about the issue at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ustler Hall. Tin Can Tourists Rally Tin Can Tourists is an allmake-and-model vintage trailer and motor coach club. The open house will be held Saturday at Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be an opportunity for the public to get an up-close look at classic trailers. Entry is $5 per vehicle. Tin Can Tourists will donate the proceeds to the Alachua Conservation Trust. Yulee Railroad Days vendor applications open Vendors of handmade arts and crafts and entertainers: Welcome to the annual Yulee Railroad Days, which will be held March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about applying to the festival, visit com/site/archerhistoricalsociety/home. The event is sponsored by the Archer Historical Society Inc. Weekly Wellness Walk Burn calories, get healthier and meet new people by joining the Weekly Wellness Walk at the Santa Fe College track on South Road near the baseball field. Well meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday mornings for the next nine weeks. There is no cost to participate and no age limit. We will start off with some aerobic and stretching exercises, a bottle of water and a few health tips. Call 352-870-9100 for additional information. The event is sponsored by the Alachua County Medical Society and Alachua County Medical Alliance. Backyard Birding Tour tickets Tickets are now on sale for the Alachua Audubon Societys Backyard Birding Tour. It will be held Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Wild Birds Unlimited at 4212 NW 16th Ave. At the event, six of Gainesvilles premier backyard birding habitats will be open to the public. Local experts will be available at each site to discuss their successes in landscape, hardscape, water features and feeding tips, which will attract a variety of birds to their backyards. This event occurs during winter to coincide with the arrival of migratory species of birds. UF students receive free admission to the Florida Museum Students with a valid Gator 1 Card now receive free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and other feeHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Megan Reeves / Alligator Staff Book WormNick Arena, a 19-year-old UF accounting freshman, reads a textbook at Library West on Monday afternoon. CAMPUS JONATHAN ARNHOLZAlligator Contributing WriterDespite a losing football season and rival Florida State Universitys championship win, UF students, alumni and fans have turned to social media to strengthen the Gator Nation. Using the hashtag #GatorFollowTrain, users have been reaching out to fellow Gators to gain Twitter followers and following others doing the same since the beginning of January. It is unclear where the trend began, but the effort to connect Gators gained exposure as prominent accounts like university athletes, Albert the Alligator involved. It was one of the bigger social media things Ive seen in a while in terms of a hashtag event, said Bruce Floyd, UF social media specialist. It was fun to actually be a part of that. Floyd, who runs the universitys Twitter account @UFlorida, said he tweeted O hai the trend, when Jan. 3. He then continued to interact with users, asking how many followers people had gained so far and attempting to spread the movement to other social media platforms such as Instagram and Vine. Floyd said he thinks the trend gained momentum when the UF account entered the discussion, thanks to the accounts prominence. There have been more than 13,000 tweets including the hashtag, according to Twitter analytics website Lauren Moore, a 20-year-old UF public relations senior, began participating in the Gator Follow Train after she saw the UF account tweet about the trend. I thought it was really cool to see everyone from around the world tweeting the Gator Follow Train because theyre Gator fans, or they are Gator alumni or Gator students or hopeful Gator students, she said. Maya Iyyani, a 20-year-old UF psychology junior and Florida Cicerone, said social media has been important in connecting past, present and future Gators. The UF motto is, The Gator Nation is everywhere, she said, and social media really encompasses that.#GatorFollowTrain boosts morale among students, alumni The UF motto is, The Gator Nation is everywhere, and social media really encompasses that.Maya IyyaniUF psychology junior THE ASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Monday that it expects to report 2013 revenue of about $1.46 billion for the year, which it says would mark an annual record for the theme park operator. SeaWorld said the results were driven by record fourthquarter attendance at its parks in San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio. The Orlando-based company made the announcement amid increased scrutiny of its business following the critiThe movie explores what may have caused a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum to kill veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. The documentary argues that killer whales, when in captivity, become more aggressive to humans and each other. The movie raised some concerns that attendance at its park would suffer and prompted several recording artists to pull out of a concert series at one of its parks. SeaWorld has defended its practices. It took out newspaper ads that said the marine park company hasnt taken a wild killer whale into captivity for 35 years due to its successful breeding program. It also said that SeaWorld doesnt separate killer whale mothers and calves and that the company has invested $70 million over the past three years in its parks killer whale ment this summer as shamefully dishonest, deliberately


USA TODAY DID NOT COME BACK. JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff THE ASSOCIATED PRESSALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffUF Student Government has reinstated the availability of free issues of The New York Times after a brief suspension stemming from an outstanding debt of nearly $30,000. SG makes free New York Times program reappear on campus STATECommittee has four students FEES, from page 1 THERAPY, from page 1Ex-cop accused in shooting Activity and Service Fee: 84 cents Health Fee: 47 cents Health Fee: 30 cents Health Fee: 5 cents Online counseling options introduced to help ease demand So much of students lives now are online socially, even with classes. Having this online is convenient for them.Brian ShawCWC counselor


TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Megan Weeren / Alligator #CheesepocalypseVelveeta macaroni and cheese boxes line Publix shelves on Archer Road Monday afternoon. Internet users dubbed a current shortage of Velveeta cheese products a #cheesepocalypse. ABOUT 13,000 CHILDREN HAVE BEEN VACCINATED. LYNNA LAWRENCEAlligator Contributing Writer UF WILL LAUNCH A MASTERS DEGREE CONCENTRATION IN SUMMER. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff THE SENSORS WILL BE WITHIN A MILE FROM SHORE. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS C AMPUS LOURIANNE APOLLON and ABIGAIL DOUPNIK Alligator Contributing Writers Particularly when youre talking about living in very close quarters, whether its in a dorm, apartments or fraternity or sorority great opportunity to be transmitted.Paul MyersAlachua County Florida Department of Health administrator So many new advances have been made in ways to raise the level of care and welfare of animals. Its a matter of getting information out to the people on the Amie BurlingMaddies Shelter Medicine resident


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.MTVs Teen Mom is effective advocacy journalismIn 2011, the creator of the MTV reality shows and Pregnant and Teen Mom wrote an article for CNN defending the shows value in response to media critics claiming the two shows glamorize teen pregnancy. I read an article that stopped me cold, wrote Laura Dolgen, MTVs senior vice president of series development on the West Coast. Jamie Lynn Spears pregnancy was a lead story in the news, but this piece talked about the 750,000 other teenage girls who get pregnant each year in the U.S., the ones who were not from wealthy, famous families. Viewers who follow Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant not, we might add, parents and older critics who never bothered to watch the shows know that MTV isnt glamorizing teen pregnancy at all. The shows offer honest and often bleak portraits of the lives of young women who choose to keep their babies after accidental pregnancies. The show examines how the womens lives play out after the babies are born: screaming matches with parents, drug probproblems for the girls in each episode. Glamorous, right? According to The New York Times, a new economic study of Nielsen TV ratings and birth records show that areas with a high viewership of MTV programming saw a rapid decline in the rate of teen births. The study focused on the period after and Pregnant was introduced in 2009. Although correlation doesnt necessarily mean causation, researchers who reviewed the study said the conclusion seems sound. Despite sensationalized claims that copycat pregnancies were inevitable, Dolgen maintained that she created the show to illustrate a cautionary tale to young American women, and she refused to allow copycats to appear on the show. Besides, young women, as these numbers show, are much more observant and intelligent than the mainstream media gives them credit for. While so-called pregnancy pacts make for juicy feature stories, the reality is that MTV has sparked an important national discussion: one among teens about the importance of contraception and responsible sexual health. Even the Media Research Center begrudgingly admitted that MTV didnt shy away from the gritty details of the lives of 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom subjects. Although MTV isnt exactly NPR or PBS, the network that brought young adults the beloved trashy reality shows Jersey Shore and the long-runadvocacy journalism packaged as a teen-friendly reality show complete with sketchbook fonts and a cute intro song. Sure, the show isnt perfect. The antics of Teen Mom and and Pregnants stars appear regularly on the covers of tabloids, but its fundamentally wrong and unfair to assume that all or even most young American women aspire to achieve reality-TV fame. 55 TOTAL VOTES46% YES 54% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Do you watch Todays question: Should recreational marijuana be legalized in Florida? This year, resolve to create attainable goalsFor gyms, the most wonderful time of year follows closely after Christmas. Memberships are sold to blindingly eager people who are convinced this New Year is just the turning point they need to change. Its not whats going to propel you into a new way of living. By March, the gym is still going to be collecting monthly fees for that membership you no longer use. Instead of making lofty goals at the beginning of the year that just end up turning into ways you feel you have failed at life a couple of months later, decide to make changes for yourself at your own pace. Though a festive occasion may seem like a great way to ring in your resolutions, it can emphasize more of the spirit and the idea of change rather than the actual follow-through. Making goals with all of the pomp and circumstance people than for making a personal commitment to yourself. Dont give the New Year the power to be an excuse for you to put off making yourself a better person. Once youve decided to make new habits, make sure they are reasonable and are for you alone. If your resolution involves some kind of diet routine, please keep it to yourself. No one wants to hear about how many calories are in the food youre eating; that subject has gotten as tiresome as mustaches on things and bacon in sweets. able. I also tell myself not to expect too many noticeable results in a short time. Studies differ on how long it takes to make or break a habit, from three weeks to more than 200 days, but basically, it may be a challenge expectations. I also try to be honest with myself when I am making goals. Its weird, but you can lie to yourself, be really gullible and believe what you tell yourself. Instead of telling myself to go to every single class period this semester, because, honestly, I know that will never happen, Ive made a resolution to go to the classes that take attendance and take advantage of the allotted excused absences. ceed, and I would just feel like Ive failed myself. Not every resolution has to sound like it came from a self-help book or an inspirational poster hanging in a Goals can be fun and seemingly silly. I made a point a couple of years ago to start giving people the compliments I used to think but keep to myself. People like hearing that you like their shoes, hair or smile. I mean, they dont tell me that I am creeping them out. Though its Jan. 14, and you may have already forgotten or abandoned your resolutions, or you never made any this year and think its too late, its not. Of course, society probably needs people to not follow through with their resolutions. Otherwise, fast-food restaurants would close, the economy would crash, and lifestyle magazines would be pulled off the shelves. If you dont want to be the American stereotype, its never too late. Lauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her column appears on Tuesdays. TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITORLauren


TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7T Tyrik Lacruise is a writer for the Harvard Political Review. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. In a Games world, is Years too soon?UWireTyrik LacruiseUWire Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior.Homeless people arent ducksColumn Zulkar


JENNY ODONNELLAlligator Contributing Writer ALLIGATOR Matthew Martyr / Alligator LIFESTYLEAs California changes laws, UF transgender policies evolving HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Colorado marijuana law ignites discussion in Gainesville They legalized it, and the world didnt end. There were no lightning bolts coming from the sky, and not one person got crazy on marijuana and robbed a bank. lawyer


THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSPRING HILL, Fla. A deer named Vinny was removed from a Tampa Bay-area wildlife sanctuary where he gored a woman in the eye. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Vinny was removed from Survival Outreach Sanctuary in Spring Hill on Monday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It wasnt clear where the deer would be taken. On Friday, the 75-year-old sister of the sanctuarys owner was attacked by the deer. Doctors removed the womans right eye. She remains hospitalized. A week before the deer attack, one of the sanctuarys lionesses dug out of her cage. Savannah never made it off the sanctuarys fencedin property, but her escape attempt made national news. The sanctuarys owner received a misdemeanor citation for improper caging that allowed an animal to escape. TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 AP PhotoThe Most Magical Race On Earth Deer that attacked Fla. woman moved ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterAt-home delivery isnt just for takeout anymore. Three Gainesville men recently launched Lazy Delivery, a service that can bring items such as groceries and toiletries from the store to a customers doorstep within an hour. The creators, 23-year-old Marc Charbel, 24-year-old Manuel Zelaya and 23-year-old Daniel Zelaya, run the and delivering orders. Nothing like this exists in Gainesville, so we thought that the Gainesville community could really, really benIt takes a few steps: Sign in online, order items, indicosts $7 for a scheduled delivery of up to 10 items from one store, and it includes stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, CVS and Walgreens. For students like Christy Marcroft, a 19-year-old UF history freshman, the service is a stress reliever. Its hard to go to the grocery store and bring the groShe said freshmen living on campus will probably They probably dont have a car, and some of them The companys management team agreed its business model was inspired by students needs, but it can also help other residents, such as busy parents. Youre buying time to have more time to study or see He said a Lazy Delivery app will launch by Friday.New service brings groceries to Gainesville doorstepsVinny put her in the hospital


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gator scores for national teamGators forward Savannah Jordan scored her third goal of the CONCACAF U-20 tournament in the USAs 10-0 win against Guatemala on Monday.Coach Will Muschamp announced the injury status of several Gators on Monday. Read the story on page 16. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusKurt Roper walked into the South End Zone Meeting Room in black slacks, black shoes and a blue Florida Gators jacket. At 41, his glasses and bald head made him look like the cool, yet insightful, college professor. He answered questions following Will Muschamps state of the program address in which the lights ironically went dark, a press conference with new offensive line coach Mike Summers and a session with new special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler that included his preference for New Mexico chili peppers. ference as offensive coordinator: Surely there cant be any questions left. With all due respect, ish 4-8 and have an offense that Conference, there will be more questions, and lots of them. Roper comes way of Raleigh, N.C., where he served as Dukes offensive coordinator under quarterback messiah David Cutcliffe, who famously coached the Manning brothers at Tennessee and Ole Miss. For a Florida fan base that hasnt had a quarterback to worship since Tim Tebow, a coach like Roper may be the answer to its prayers. You lose a couple of guys in your system and youre in trouble, so youve got to be able to shift gears and change to what said. I think his background speaks for itself as far as being a twoback team at Ole Miss, and now youre looking at Duke and a lot of the spread principles we need to look at. After seeing the high-octane attacks of Auburn and Florida State in Pasadena, Calif., Muschamp needed to make a philosophical shift from the run-dominated thinking of your fathers time to the spread offenses of your iPhone-wielding younger brother. Times are changing, and now it appears Florida is, too. Roper, who has worked with Cutcliffe in some capacity for 17 seasons, has run both a spread and pro-style system. Brent Pease, UFs former offensive coordinator, never rekindled the success he had at Boise State Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffUF offensive coordinator Kurt Roper speaks Monday afternoon at a press conference hosted at Ben Roper facing high expectations as offensive coordinator JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynFor the second straight Southeastern Conference game, the Gators will be without their leading scorer Casey Prather due to a bone bruise in his right knee. After sitting out No. 7 Floridas (13-2, 2-0 SEC) overtime win in Arkansas on Saturday, the senior forward is still not healthy enough for tonights matchup against Georgia (8-6, 2-0 SEC) at 7 in the OConnell Center. He still has issues, coach Billy Donovan said. Hes getting better. Hes progressing. When hell be available to play, I dont know, but hes out (Tuesday). Despite missing the 17 points per game Prather brings to the court, the Gators edged the Razorbacks 84-82 behind Dorian Finney-Smiths careerhigh 22 points and Scottie Wilbekins 18 points, which tied a career high. I would just say that we have an internal cona team when it gets in those types of situations, Wilbekin said. We just it (through) especially after winning so many of those games. It just builds Veteran players carrying UF in Prathers absenceWOMENS BASKETBALL GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandA midweek bye is just what the doctor ordered. Gators now have time to rest and tinker with their game this week. You have to use your bye weeks really strategically, especially if youre going to put in something new, maybe something you havent utilized as much that you kind of want to amp up a little bit, coach Amanda Butler said. Hopefully, well get a chance to add a few wrinkles. The rest portion is really important for us, so well take two days off of our Florida had a rough go on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La., losing to No. 12 LSU 82-68. In their past two games, the Gators have struggled shooting the ball. Florida has shot a stretch, well below their season average of 44.3 percent. players shooting game, the only thing Butler can do is hope for the best. How you shoot the ball is hard to adjust for, Butler said. I pray about it every night and every morning when I wake up. But other than maybe praying more about us hitting more shots, I dont know how we can adjust to getting better shots. what technique works for one player may not work for another. We have to have a great understanding of whats a good shot, Butler said. Whats the shot clock got on it? Whats the time and score of the overall game? We just need to make sure to make the best decisions. Jaterra (Bonds)s good shot looks very different than Gators resting after streak ends UF Bask etball Butler You lose a couple of guys in your system and youre in trouble, so youve got to be able to shift gears your personnel. I think his background speaks for itself as far as being a two-back team at Ole Miss, and now youre looking at Duke and a lot of the spread principles we need to look at.UF coachSEE W -HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE FOOT, PA GE 15Poll ResultsIs Kurt Roper at offensive coordinator a good hire for Florida?79% YES 21% NO1,606 total votes


LANDON WATNICK Alligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnick When asked Monday about the NCAAs handling of freshman forward Chris Walkers eligibility, coach Billy Donovan paused for Thats a loaded question for me, Donovan said, looking frusRight now, I have hope and optimism that a kid that has been totally forthright and honest and truthful and has given everything he possibly could, that the NCAA will do the right thing, so to speak, The NCAA has left Walker, in limbo for about a month as it continues to evaluate his academic Since he arrived on campus, Walkfay, has missed all six of Floridas contests and has only been able to Walker has clearly been annoyed with the process, as he posted on his Twitter account #FreeSkyWalker ! before eventuhave shared similar frustration about the way the NCAA has handled the situation, and the hashtag has gained traction on social media 220-pound Walker has been trying to make up for lost time at pracplayers such as Patric Young and Will Yeguete during drills have dominated the freshman hailed by many as a phenom, according to As practice has kind of unfolded, I think hes realized, Im not really ready to play, Donovan bling experience for him in a I may have talent, I may have ability, Donovan continued, imitating Walkers thought process, but I have no idea what we are doing out there right now and I dont know how to guard a pickscreenings, theres pressing, this is I think its been good hes had some time to try and play catch-up may not have gone as smoothly as he would have expected, but his teammates have seen him gradually make improvements to his game Freak of nature, sophomore Added senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin: Yeah, he wants to play, but he knows its a process and hes just kind of biding his doing whatever he can to help the ticing and just making the people ALLIGATOR Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffChris Walker (middle) watches from the bench during Floridas 74-58 win against South Carolina on Jan. 8 in the OConnell Center. The NCAA has not cleared Walker to play for the Gators. Frustration mounting as Walker, Gators wait for NCAA ruling [Chris Walker is] athletic and hes willing to learn. Hes getting better every day.DeVon WalkerUF forward


overtime, Florida scored the most points against an SEC opponent since defeating Arkansas 98-68 on Feb. 18, 2012, which was the last time the Gators won in Fayetteville, Ark. However, Florida State is the only school Florida has faced that has allowed fewer points than Georgia. The Bulldogs also rank among the top 20 in the nation in If the Gators are to extend their home winning streak to a school record 25 wins tonight, both Finney-Smith and Wilbekin will have to carry the load on offense as well as burn up some minutes on the court. Without Prather, who averages 28.7 minutes per game, Donovan was forced to start Finney-Smith for just the second time all season against Arkansas. Finney-Smith stayed in the game for a careerhigh 42 minutes. Wilbekin, who said he was playing at 80 to 90 percent because of a sprained right ankle, still had to play 35 minutes. Hes still sore, Donovan said of his senior point guard. Hes still dealing with some issues. He should be able to play (Tuesday). Contributing to Finney-Smiths and Wilbekins extra playing time was the health of center Patric Young. The senior was limited due to tendinitis in his knees and played for just 21 minutes Saturday, including just 1:29 in overtime before fouling out. Donovan said Young practiced Sunday and Monday and should be a full go for tonights contest. Florida has been outrebounded in its past two SEC matchups and will need a mobile Young to help Finney-Smith grab more boards. Finney-Smith recorded nine offensive rebounds against the Razorbacks, while no one else on the Gators collected more than one each. Donovan said his frontcourt will need to take advantage of more second chance opportunities against the Bulldogs, who Donovan said have more offensive options this season than they did during their two losses to the Gators last year. Theyre getting almost 15 offensive rebounds per game in van said. With the way they run their offense, theyre always going to relatively close to the basket, and they really do a great job of getting to the backboard and creating offensive rebounds. Lily (Svete)s good shot, looks very different than Kayla (Lewis)s good shot. Theyve got to make their own plays. Thatll be something well continue to reinforce this week. The Gators trademark this season has been the teams ability to have any player step up on any given night. The recent winning streak was proof of it. Lewis led the team with 19 points against St. Francis. Cassie Peoples put up 23 against Mississippi State. Against then-No. 6 Kentucky, Bonds scored 23 points. In those games, however, Florida shot 55.1, 46.8 and 49.1 perYou hope you shoot the ball well, Butler said. You hope you shoot the ball consistently. But, if you watch enough basketball, it doesnt matter how great of a shooting team you are. Theres going to be nights it doesnt fall. The Gators are also without sophomore forward Christin an integral part of Floridas success so far this season, as she is second on the team in points (11.8) and third on the team in rebounds (5.8) per contest. One could argue her absence on Sunday was tough to overcome, as the Gators were outscored by 14 and outrebounded by a 50-29 margin against LSU. Its hard to say, Butler said on whether Mercers absence was a factor in the loss to LSU. Were just speculating. Certainly, having one less person in the rotation that were used to youve got to account for that. I really thought it was just a few folks having an off night. The slow start really hurt us. TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffDorian Finney-Smith (right) defends USCs Sindarius Thornwell (middle) during Floridas 74-58 win on Jan. 8 in the OConnell Center. FinneySmith led UF in points in its win against Arkansas on Saturday. Finney-Smith logged career-high minutes HOOPS, from page 13Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffChristin Mercer attempts a shot in Floridas 59-52 win against Arkansas on Thursday in the OConnell Center. W-HOOPS, from page 13Forward suspended Roper working to improve anemic offensethat made him a hot-shot coordinator even Nick Saban couldnt wait to hire. Moving to Gainesville did come with a cost for Roper. He, his wife, Britt, daughter, Reese, and son, Luke, moved away from Ropers brother Zac, who is the special teams coordinator for Duke. Zac has a wife and two kids as well. A chance to revitalize a team a year removed from the BCS and a program with as many national championships as Heisman Trophy winners was too good to pass up. One of the obvious mainstays in college football, Roper said about Florida. This is a great university with a history and a lot of championships. The year before they went to the Sugar Bowl, so obviously theres a lot of good football players on this team. Its a chance to come and compete for championships. What Roper has to work with is uncertain, unproven and underperforming talent. Junior quarterhe suffered against Tennessee on Sept. 21. Freshman Will Grier, who worked with Roper at Duke quarterback camps, is an unknown commodity. Sophomore running back Matt Jones is missing spring practice while recovering from a torn left meniscus. The search for a major contributor at receiver is ongoing. The offensive line is missing parts, while the tight ends are missing altogether. a summer and fall training camp, but by all indications, the man who learned from one of the best is ready. FOOT, from page 13 One of the obvious mainstays in college football. This is a great university with a history and a lot of championships. The year before they went to the Sugar Bowl, so obviously theres a lot of good football players on this team. Its a chance to come and compete for championships.Kurt RoperUF offensive coordinator You hope you shoot the ball well. You hope you shoot the ball consistently. But if you watch enough basketball, it doesnt matter how great of a shooting team you are. Theres going to be nights it doesnt fall.Amanda ButlerUF coach


CAQUATTO FINISHED WITH LOWEST SCORE. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa The Gators fell multiple times but managed to stay balanced against the Bruins on Saturday. Multiple gymnasts made errors and falls in their routines in UCLAs Pauley Pavilion mistakes that are now Of course we had mistakes here and there, and that at it, there were so many new things that happened in out lineups. Part of that new look was Mackenzie Caquatto competyear. That was so uncharacteristic, that was really kind of After that happened, she took kind of a low landing and with the lowest all-around score of all gymnasts at the meet (37.300), though no UCLA gymnast competed in all four events. that event. One Gator who has not seen action in any event this season. fall, but the senior is still suffering from Achilles tendonitis. slow with her. Rose has competed with her team nine times, including said she hopes to see Rose compete in at least vault this season. With only two practices before the Gators hit the road quickly correcting her squads imperfections. the gates blasting and being near perfect. ALLIGATOR Alligator File PhotoMackenzie Caquatto sticks a dismount in a quad meet Jan. 27, 2012. Caquatto struggled in UFs season opener. UF handles falls, injury to start season FOOTBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEIN Alligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24 On Monday, coach Will Muschamp announced the prognosis for several of the Gators walking wounded. Running back Matt Jones, who suffered a radial tear of his meniscus against LSU on for spring football and will require another surgery to repair the cartilage. Muschamp said an earlier surgery repaired only about meniscus, you go in and reattach it and its But this was torn all the way through. niscus. The Gators will also be lacking at linebacker during spring practices. Alex Anzalone, Jeremi Powell and Matt Rolin will all miss the semesand Rolin both have torn ACLs, and Anzalone suffered a dislocated shoulder. Jackson, suffering from a chronic shoulder Wide receiver Andre Debose, who ida during the spring. Muschamp said he will likely be able to participate in noncontact drills. Of fensive lineman Tyler Moore, who suffered a broken elbow in a scooter accident last season, should be healthy enough to practice in the spring, Muschamp announced. Florida recovering from injuries before spring practice starts Its just an ongoing issue. [Rose] is training but we have to be just really careful with that and take it slow with her.Rhonda FaehnUF coachJones